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      10-24-2005, 06:08 PM   #1
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For those looking for a cheaper alternative to 162's...

www.tiretrends.com (a canadian tirerack so to speak) has a 5 series replica with the right offset to fit our cars. it almost looks like a 162 but not quite....they are $229 per wheel (canadian dollars) for 18 x 8 wheel. i ordered a set for my winter setup (18")

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http://www.tiretrends.com/wheel_cata...p3?wheelID=598

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shipping is very reasonable (especially for canadians), and for those in ontario, you only have to pay GST
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      10-24-2005, 06:17 PM   #2
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Those are good looking with reasonable price. If they offer 18x8.5 would be even better.
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Replica wheels wont give you the sturdyness of OEM wheels.
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      10-24-2005, 06:23 PM   #4
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true...but for most people, i think they would suffice
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In most parts of Canada it is not worth the cost to get OEM wheels for winter...some have even gone the route of steel wheels because of the sand, salt and ice.
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[url]... i ordered a set for my winter setup (18")

Please post some pics when you have them on your ride.
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      10-24-2005, 10:30 PM   #7
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i'll definitely post pics once i have them on
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162 replica

First post = hello all

My 325 is now in production so I can now start ordering my goodies

Did you get these wheels yet?

I found what i think is an indentical set in US - from victoriatire - they are just what I want for my winter set (coupled with Dunlop M3)but I have no idea of the quality of these wheels
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Replica wheels wont give you the sturdyness of OEM wheels.
IMO, non OEM rims are MORE sturdy than oem aluminum alloy rims. Aftermarket copies are usually heavier AND made of steel.

Personally I would try to pry a set off of a 330i owner that isn't happy with the 162's for the same $$$.
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      10-28-2005, 12:10 AM   #10
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i would love to get another set of 162's, but there aren't too many for sale

i'll post pics once i get these wheels on the car
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IMO, non OEM rims are MORE sturdy than oem aluminum alloy rims. Aftermarket copies are usually heavier AND made of steel.

Personally I would try to pry a set off of a 330i owner that isn't happy with the 162's for the same $$$.
Replica wheels are made of the same material as OEM wheels just without the price tag. A wheel made of steel will weight 40+ pounds which is crazy and unrealistic. The difference on good replica wheels and bad replica wheels is not the country of origin but the method of casting as well as the paint finish. Other than that everything else should be the same.
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Itīs a replica of 18" type 124 on e60.
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Replica wheels wont give you the sturdyness of OEM wheels.
Yea... but at $230 Canadian, the replicas are nearly disposable...

That's what, $3 US? Buy 2 sets!
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The 17" version from Victoria Tire does not fit the 330i. They rub on the brake caliper. I am in the process of returning the set I bought from them. If you end up going with a set of these wheels buy the 18" version from Tiretrends. Do not buy from Victoria Tire. Their customer service or whatever you want to call it sucks. I am still trying to return these wheels that "they guarenteed" would fit my 330i. Finally had to call Visa and let them handle it.
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Itīs a replica of 18" type 124 on e60.
thanks for sharing. looks good on the 5 ser. how would they look on the E90 ??

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Yea... but at $230 Canadian, the replicas are nearly disposable...

That's what, $3 US? Buy 2 sets!

haha.....would have been true a few years ago, but courtesy of Mr George Dubya, the opposite may be true in the near future
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thanks for sharing. looks good on the 5 ser. how would they look on the E90 ??

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here's how they look on the E90...got them for my winter setup
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Wow very-very nice !!!!!

I was considering ASA wheels........not anymore
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      11-28-2005, 03:54 AM   #19
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here's how they look on the E90...got them for my winter setup
looks good, thanks for sharing the pics.

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what kind of wheels do you have 8t, beyern ?

they re very nice
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      11-29-2005, 02:31 AM   #21
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what kind of wheels do you have 8t, beyern ?

they re very nice
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my 162 replica 17"
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